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12 cleaning tricks that you will look forward to putting into practice!

December 07, 2017 • By Shirley Marie Bradby
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Even if housecleaning is not really your strong point, it must be said that when you finish doing household chores, there is always a feeling of satisfaction, that good mood that comes when everything around you shines and smells clean.

Without a doubt, this feeling is simply unbeatable! However, if you are still not satisfied with the quality of your cleaning, here are some tricks to help you bring back the shine and splendor where you once thought it was irrecoverable.

1. How to fix a scratched wooden table

Add half a cup of vinegar to half a cup of olive oil, dip a soft cloth into the solution and place it on the scratched surface. The scratches will disappear and the table will look like new.

2. Whitening pillowcases

Add a cup of powder detergent, a crushed dishwasher tablet, a cup of bleach, half a cup of baking soda and very hot water. Wash the pillowcases with this solution, let them soak, rinse, and dry. The original white will come back right before your eyes!

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3. Cleaning kitchen cupboards

Put one tablespoon of vegetable oil and 2 tablespoons of baking powder in a small bowl and mix the ingredients well. Next,  use a toothbrush to rub this mixture on the cupboard doors to remove stains and scratches.

4. Cleaning the shower head

 Limescale can be simply and easily removed with household vinegar! Just leave to act for about 20 minutes, then rinse.

If the limescale persists, pour the vinegar into a small plastic sack, tie it to the shower head and let it act for an hour or more. Then rinse with plenty of water!

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5. Cleaning the bottom of an iron

Follow the instructions below to remove dirt and grime from the bottom of your iron: 

1. Cover the ironing board with paper and spread common kitchen salt on it. 
2. Turn on the iron at maximum power (make sure you do not turn on the steam function and also that there is no water      inside the iron). 
3. Rub the bottom of the iron on the salt.

6. Cleaning cast iron skillets and frying pans.

This process may be long, but it is very good for thoroughly cleaning cast iron skillets and pans. 

1. Wash the pan by hand, never in the dishwasher. 
2. Place the pan in a preheated oven at 212°F (100°C). 
3. Rub all surfaces of the pan with a piece of oil-soaked cotton. With an absorbent paper towel, eliminate the excess oil so that the pan is not shiny. 
4. Insert the pan with the bottom facing upwards in the preheated oven at 450°F (230°C). Leave it in the oven for about      half an hour, then let it cool. 
5. Wipe the pan with a piece of oil-soaked cotton as previously done and repeat the process up to 6 times, at least until a      layer similar to that of the non-stick pans appears on the surface of the pan.

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7. Eliminating mold from the bathtub

Make small cotton balls with a  diameter of about a third of an inch (one centimeter) and soak them in bleach. Place them on the spots on the bathtub where there is mold and leave them overnight. In the morning, remove the cotton balls and wipe scrub off the remaining mold with a brush.

8. Cleaning stove burner grates

To remove the grease from stove burner grates, put the grates into a plastic bag with ammonia and leave for 12 hours, then rinse.

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9. Cleaning silverware

To thoroughly clean silverware, you need boiling water, a container, aluminum foil, and salt. Line the container with a sheet of aluminum foil and add all the other ingredients. Leave for 30 minutes, then rinse.

10. Microfibre sofas

image: pinterest.com

You can try to eliminate stains from this type of sofa fabric using a small white brush and a small amount of alcohol. To eliminate odors, it is also possible to sprinkle baking soda on the sofa during cleaning.

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